Season Stats: 1-2 as starter. 46.4 completion percentage, 515 yards, 3 TD’s, 2 INT’s. 68.3 QBR
Brandon Allen came into the Cleveland Browns game firing on all cylinders and ready to go. His first start proved to be a great one as he did what Flacco could not do. That is protect the football. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Not to mention that he had a solid pass to Courtland Sutton. After winning the first start, it seemed that Denver had a quarterback while the team waited for Drew Lock.
Allen continued his trend in Minnesota where he helped lead the Broncos to a commanding lead. But for me, the turning point that started a downward spiral was when he threw an interception while forcing the ball to get another touchdown to almost put the game away at halftime.
From that interception on, it was rough going. After his horrible performance against the Buffalo Bills a week later, it was time to make the switch.
There is no doubt that Brandon Allen could become a serviceable backup for the Broncos starting in 2020. But I believe that is all. Not flashy, but can have a spot start to get the job done if needed.
I would have given Allen a B if he finished and won the game in Minnesota. But, I have to be real here.